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Albert Henry Baxter

Assistant Paymaster (later Superintendent of Disposal Board)
Birthplace Yorkshire Idle EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 72 The Rand Date of Death: June 1, 1944


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Albert Henry Baxter 

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Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 21/12/1877 at Idle, Yorkshire (5) (6) 

Baptised 3/2/1878 (6) 

Date and Place of Death: June 1944 Leeds (7) 

Nationality: British 

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Siblings –  Walter born 1880 (1) 

                    Fred born 1882 (1) 

                    Mary Emma born 1888 (1) 

                     Annie born 1891 (1) 

                     Archie born 1895 (1) 

Parents: Father: William Henry Baxter born 1852 in Idle, Yorkshire (1) 

                Mother:  Rachel Ann  Stansfield born 1856 (6)             

Parent’s occupations: Father was a water and sanitary inspector (1) 

                                         Mother was a cloth weaver (6) 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  

 Occupation: clerk / accountant  

Place of residence at Gretna:  

Job title at Gretna: Assistant Paymaster September 1916 

                                   Superintendant to Disposal Unit 1921-24 (3) 

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name): Alice Ann Dews born 30/7/1880  (4) (5)(6) 

Date of marriage: 29/8/1901 (4) (6) 

Place/Parish of marriage: St. Katherines Church, Sandal Magna, Yorkshire (4) (6) 

Children: George Edward born 1/10/1902) (5) 

John Stansfield born 8/4/1907 (4) (6) (5) 

Albert Henry born 19/9/1911 (4) (6) (5) 




Trivia / any other information:  Mentioned in the Hull Daily Mail, 29/5/1901, under “Sports at Goole , as taking part in the Quarter -mile bicycle handicap race. (3) 

Mentioned in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 26th January, 1927, as appearing at the Derby Bankruptcy Court, of West Avenue, Derby. The examination was closed. (3) 

Mentioned also in the Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal, 21st. January 1927, he stated his cause of failure was “ Having to keep up a  position at Gretna with insufficient salary to do it, spending beyond my income and later having to keep up my house in Gretna and live at furnished rooms at Derby”. The case was left in the hands of the official receiver. (3) 

In the Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 25th March 1927, it reports he was ordered by the court to pay his creditors £5 a month. (3) 


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